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Gentle reader

Here you will find selected letters you have written (earlier ones over the years are here), and a quick quiz.

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I received these letters recently, and thought you would enjoy them as much as I did…

From: Mark Eyring
Sent: Monday 7 July, 2014

Want to thank you for many hours of enjoyment from reading most of your books.
United States

From: Mattie Hoover
Sent: Thursday 10 July, 2014

Dear Mr. Follett,
I turn 18 years old on July 11, but I received your book ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ for Christmas this past year. I wanted to thank you so much for being such a talented author. Reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ has revolutionized my taste in literature (for the better!). I truly enjoyed the novel, and can’t wait to read ‘World Without End!’ I’m currently reading ‘Whiteout’, and I can’t say enough about how impressed I am at how obvious it is that you do research to write your books. I am majoring in science at a local university in Maryland, USA, and I am so happy to read a book that is intellectual! Again, thank you so much for being so talented! I hope reading this makes your day a little bit better :) Please continue being talented!

Yours truly
United States

From: Jan Schechter
Sent: Monday 14 July, 2014

PLEASE. One more ‘Pillars of the Earth/World without End’. I need more…
You have over 600 years to work with. Your books keep me going. Love them all.
Thank you for many hours and days of great reading.

United States

From: Natasia Villadse
Sent: Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Hi Ken!
I’ve always been impressed by your books, and ability to keep the best coming. I consider you one of the best authors in the world, and myself a very huge fan.

I’m in the process of writing a book myself, and my hopes are, that it will once be just as good as yours.

I’ve read your books since my teenage years, and I could read them again and again.

Thank you!

Best regards :)


From: Deborah Greene
Sent: Tuesday 15 July, 2014

You may have seen news coverage, recently, of the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in the city of Seattle. I was the woman who had the honor of being the first person to buy it. During my wait (21 hours) I entertained myself with reading your second book in the Trilogy. It is mentioned in the news accounts as “her 930-page book”. I wanted to say “thanks” for a good read during those long hours. And, I LOVED your ‘Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End’!

Thank you, again.

United States

From: Sarah Carter
Sent: Monday 21 July, 2014

I have only read two of your books (one twice) but I loved them both so clever, real and well researched. I find it very hard to find a book that surprises me and keeps me guessing right until the end but yours have. I will definitely be reading others. I’d love to write like this!

United Kingdom

From: Cindy Green
Sent: Wednesday 23 July, 2014

I started with ‘Eye of the Needle’, then ‘A Place Called Freedom’, ‘Pillars of the Earth’, ‘World Without End’, ‘The Third Twin’, ‘Jackdaws’, and now I am reading ‘Hornet Flight’. I already bought the first two books of the Century Trilogy and am looking forward to ‘Edge of Eternity’ coming out in Sept. I will not start reading the first one till I have the third one in my hands. I just love your writing and the history behind so many of your books. I was on the edge of my seat with Jackdaws! I am so glad you are out there and writing up a storm, keep it up!

United States

From: Rich DeMartini
Sent: Monday 28 July, 2014

Dear Mr. Follett,
I have never written to author before, I am 65 and 10 years ago I read ‘Pillars’ for the first time. Five years ago I read it again. I am now listening to it in my truck and Christopher Lee simply rocks. It is my favorite book of all time and I have read hundreds! My congratulations to you for bringing an era of 900 years ago to life, so vivid and descriptive. You sir are a literary genius. Thanks for making my life better by reading your books and I have read them all. My you live a long life and continue to fill people’s lives with joy!!!!
United States

From: Virginia Wharton
Sent: Wednesday 30 July, 2014

My husband Dan and myself have just finished listening to your book ‘Winter of the World’. We are both in our sixties and have some memories of WWII through our parents’ discussions. As we both love history, we found your book so educational as it filled in some of the missing pieces of the world pre WWII. We are both looking forward to reading ‘Fall of Giants’ and your new book in September. Keep writing, We love your books.

United States

I look forward to your letters. Please write to me via the Contact page, and do see earlier letters

If you’ve read several of my books, you might enjoy matching the first line with the title, or guessing the working title